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Lawson Products Reviews

Updated July 17, 2014
Updated July 17, 2014
33 Reviews

2.5
33 Reviews
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Lawson Products President and Chief Executive Officer Michael G. DeCata
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  1.  

    Company is turning the corner. It's growing and the future looks bright.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Great, fun hardworking people. Hardworking and fun. Leadership is taking positive actions to better the business and build for the future. Solid reputation in the marketplace. Sales are up. 401(k) is great.

    Cons

    Pace can be fast and priorities many. A few people (not the executives) still reluctant to changing with the times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the positive momentum going.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company on the Rise

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    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative  in  Visalia, CA
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Visalia, CA

    Pros

    Good customer relationships. Great product knowledge

    Cons

    A lot of empty territories in my area

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Place to work and learn

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to work. Friendly staff, not a political environment. The location is great if you live in the city or suburbs. The management at the company is relatively flat so there can be a lot of exposure to senior executives.

    Cons

    The company has been going through some rough times but everything seems to be on the up trend now.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Company experiencing change, but for the better

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales  in  Independence, OH
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Independence, OH

    Pros

    Management at the Cleveland Call Center has drastically improved
    No cold calling, unless you uncover a prospect that you want to call
    Co-workers are knowledgeable of the products
    Casual work environment
    Opportunity to earn high commissions
    Work in tandem with outside sales team

    Cons

    Company wants 50 calls per day to accounts
    Challenges with implementation of SAP system
    Inventory management was an issue that was improving
    Sales goals were often increased 20% from prior year, making it difficult to hit numbers
    Only receive commission if you hit a certain percentage of your goal

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management in Cleveland was getting better. Very fair and professional call center manager. Advice to upper management would be to drive inside sales and outside sales partnering.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Reliable paycheck, co-workers and middle management good to work with.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Artist  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Production Artist in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Transitioning to e-commerce and modern data management and inventory control systems. Opportunities for people with the skills to help with the shift in business model.

    Cons

    Going through major transition in corporate culture as they modernize infrastructure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good Experience chance to earn great money if in right area

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales  in  Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Sales in Syracuse, NY

    Pros

    Good commision structure, great product selection, good pricing, i enjoyed working and having the freedom of being on my own

    Cons

    Hard to earn money if in wrong territory, there is no protected territories and i had five people workin in my area

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Protect territories and evenly distribute customers i had 30 and other guys had 60-70 customers made it hard to make money

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Great Products and training.

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    Current Employee - Sales Agent  in  Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales Agent in Hamilton, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    Top quality products
    Plenty of product training

    Cons

    Tough living on commission in an economic downturn while selling to manufacturers.
    Product quality started to slip with more made in China product

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to the philosphy of great North American products

    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Make any amoout of money you want.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    unlimited Income it is 100% commission.

    Cons

    Slow Market at times, but we have something for everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communicate better with people in the field.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to get a solid work experience!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Went thru an SAP implementation

    Cons

    Growth opportunity was not available.

  11.  

    People

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The people and values are traditional

    Cons

    Declining Sales over past several years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on basics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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